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  1. When the Data Struts its Stuff

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    Overview

    This article explores the use and potential of visual technology when representing data.

  2. Toonlet

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    Tool
    2012

    This web-based application makes it possible to draw cartoons, by creating characters and then placing them into the panels of a cartoon with appropriate text.

  3. Measuring Capacity

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    Guide
    2010

    What is the measure of capacity? This paper on Measuring Capacity attempts to help development practitioners unbundle this question. First, by defining the starting point: an institution’s ability to perform, sustain performance over time, and manage change and shocks; second, by offering programmatic responses that can drive improvement in these areas; and third, by presenting a framework for capturing the resulting change.

  4. Learning how to learn: eight lessons for impact evaluations to make a difference

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    Guide
    2011

    This background note from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) outlines some of the key lessons that have been learnt through recent and ongoing work in impact evaluations,  utilisation-focused evaluations and evidence-based policy.

  5. Monitoring and Evaluating Capacity Development: Is it Really That Difficult?

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    2010

    This paper from the International NGO Training and Research Centre (INTRAC) analyses some of the key concepts of capacity development particularly in regards to monitoring and evaluation.

  6. Monitoring and Evaluation of Capacity and Capacity Development

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    2006

    The paper from the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) outlines the key points emerging from a review of some of the literature on the topic of capacity, capacity development, and its M&E aspects. 

  7. A Balanced Approach to Monitoring and Evaluating Capacity and Performance

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    Example
    2007

    This study, authored by Paul Engel, Niels Keijzer and Tony Land for the European Centre for Development Policy Management focuses on how capacity develops endogenously within an organisation or system.

  8. A Sector-Wide Approach to Assessing Effectiveness: the Im-Prove It! Framework

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    2011

    This background paper from Bond for International Development has been produced as part of developing the Im-Prove it! Framework. This  framework has been designed to improve the rigor and consistency of how UK development NGOs assess their effectiveness.

  9. Africa Capacity Indicators 2011: Capacity Development in Fragile States

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    Guide
    2011

    This report from the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) provides data and analysis on the key issues and challenges facing capacity development in Africa.

  10. Evaluating Capacity Development: Experiences from Research and Development Organizations...

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    Guide
    2003

    This book, develped by ISNAR's Evaluating Capacity Development Project, explains how an action-learning approach was used to conduct six evaluation studies over the course of 3 years. The authors use examples and lessons drawn from the evaluation studies as a basis for making more general conclusions regarding how capacity-development efforts and evaluation can help organizations to achieve their missions.

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